Wearables Archive: September 2015

Fall Fashion Preview

Hippie chick. Boho baby. Glam rocker. Disco darling. The many faces of the “Me Decade” get a makeover for Fall thanks to our talented designers and tireless decorators.
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Wearable Tech Courts Women

Fashionable wearables for women have been few and far between, but a handful of startups and high-profile designer collaborations are slowly changing that dynamic.
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Wearables Trendsetters

Wowing clients to changing the very nature of their industries, these gurus set the bar for apparel.
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How To Print for Retail

Well-Known retailers up-and-coming clothing lines have a need for screen printing .To satisfy discerning client base, decoration shops must be able to do it all
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Cover Item: Multimedia Look

Print Education Today's fashion is receiving a funky '70s overhaul, and we bring it to life in our Fall Fashion Preview with help from Trimark Sportswear Group (asi/92122 ; circle 88 on Free...
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Editor's Letter: That '70s Shoot

On the day of our annual high-fashion shoot, the photo studios at ASI entered a time warp. There was shag carpet on the floor, funky beats (yes, including the Star Wars Disco Theme) filling the...
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The Camo Craze

There's no hiding from camo. Though it's never been out of style, it has come far out of the shadows and deep into everyday fashion - including all sorts of variations on the traditional pattern,...
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Fall in With Military Jackets

Military fashions remain front and center on the runway each season; look no further than Marc Jacobs' fatigues-inspired lineup and Sacai's and Rodarte's inventively revamped military-based...
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Get Cozy with a Bathrobe

When the weather turns cold, its instinct for people to turn to the most comfortable and cozy thing they can find. Throw comfort and warmth into one with the Tahoe microfleece shawl collar robe...
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“How Do I Bounce Back After Botching a Customer’s Order?”

There is a lot of potential for error when you specialize in custom work. Royce Leather Goods ( asi/52390 ) found out the hard way a few years ago when it bungled a corporate order worth $60,000,...
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Nonprofits Offer a Cause to Sell

With a smart strategy in place, you can feel good about meeting the custom apparel needs of nonprofits.
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Q&A: Leeward Bean, Big Frog Custom T-Shirts and More

The who, what and wear of industry experts
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Fashion-Minded Fleece

Fleece has been known for its cozy warmth and comfortable cut for years. It's the sort of item one wears around the house or running errands on cold days. Today, however, fleece offers a...
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Performance Features Shine with Fleece

Because fleece has a footing in activewear, fleece fabrics need to perform. It's a trend stoking the demand for fleece apparel. "Performance fleece is doing really well for us," says Margaret...
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Wearable Tech Patents Up 40%

Over 41,000 wearable technology patents were published between 2010 and 2015, and filings have increased 40% annually, according to a report from Lux Research. Samsung has filed the most...
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Decorating Football Gear Head to Toe

Don't decorate only your team's game day apparel. Capitalize on their need for practice uniforms and spirit wear to make a package sale that will get your heat printing business noticed. Here are...
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Embroidery Embraces the Cloud

Embroidery becomes extraordinarily easy with mobile solutions.
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Ink Kitchen: Out, Damn Spot

Advice and secrets from the screen printing know-it-alls
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Equipment Corner

The Latest in machine and decoration Products
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Case Study: Geek Chic

The Emerald City Comicon bills itself as the premier comic book and pop culture convention in the Pacific Northwest, and for the past few years, it's certainly lived up to its claim. Held each...
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Fleece For On The Job

The Harriton Task men's (M745) and women's (M745W) performance fleece jackets from alphabroder ( asi/34063 ; circle 78 on Free Info Card) offer durability, warmth and comfort at work. When...
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